By Rachel Moran
An astonishingly courageous memoir of prostitution and its lingering impression on a woman’s psyche and life.
“The top paintings via someone on prostitution ever, Rachel Moran’s Paid For fuses the memoirist’s lived poignancy with the philosopher’s conceptual sophistication. the result's riveting, compelling, incontestable. very unlikely to place down. This ebook presents all someone must find out about the truth of prostitution in relocating, insightful prose that engages and disposes of each argument ever raised in its favor.” —Catharine A. MacKinnon, legislation professor, college of Michigan and Harvard University
Born right into a afflicted relations, Rachel Moran left domestic on the age of fourteen. Being homeless, she used to be pushed into prostitution to outlive. With intelligence and empathy, she describes the exploitation she and others persisted at the streets and within the brothels. Moran additionally speaks to the mental harm inherent to prostitution and the inevitable estrangement from one’s physique. At twenty-two, Moran escaped the intercourse exchange. She has on account that develop into a author and an abolitionist activist.
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